Mission: To improve the quality of life for eligible Volusia County residents through temporary emergency assistance and supportive services.
Overview: Human Services provides temporary emergency assistance and supportive services to eligible residents of Volusia County. The Family Self-Sufficiency Program will provide eligible individuals with educational and training opportunities to empower them to become economically self-sufficient. Applicants must be interviewed by a case worker to determine eligibility for services. Eligibility for assistance through Human Services is based on grant and county requirements that include proof of residency and total household income.
Our human services programs include emergency services, family self-sufficiency program, health care responsibility act
program, indigent burial/cremation, Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), summer food service
The Human Services office will host four public meetings to provide information about services, identify gaps in service, and elect a community representative and alternate to serve on the Human Services Advisory Board. The meetings will be at:
- 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Coronado United Methodist Church, 200 S. Peninsula Ave., New Smyrna Beach
- 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 26 Dogwood Trail, DeBary
- 3 p.m. Monday, Aug.19, at the Chisholm Community Center, 520 S. Clara Ave., DeLand
- 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at John H. Dickerson Heritage Library, Daytona Beach
Learn about our human services advisory board, its members, county staff, and review latest HSAB minutes.
Learn about required documents to determine edibility for emergency assistance and review/download helpful forms.
Office hours and contact information by location.
Documents required for emergency assistance
Family needs/expenses assessment [PDF]
Employment verification form [PDF]
Federal poverty guidelines [PDF]
Requirements for assistance [PDF]
Self declaration of no income [PDF]